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NYSE:KRA

Kraton Competitors

$38.05
+1.24 (+3.37 %)
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Today's Range
$34.89
Now: $38.05
$38.55
50-Day Range
$28.08
MA: $34.72
$44.49
52-Week Range
$4.45
Now: $38.05
$45.88
Volume549,755 shs
Average Volume274,488 shs
Market Capitalization$1.21 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.34

Competitors

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, ALB, CE, and RPM

Should you be buying KRA stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Kraton, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Albemarle (ALB), Celanese (CE), and RPM International (RPM).

The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) and Kraton (NYSE:KRA) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kraton has a beta of 2.34, meaning that its share price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Sherwin-Williams and Kraton's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Sherwin-Williams and Kraton's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion3.30$1.54 billion$21.1231.23
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Sherwin-Williams, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for The Sherwin-Williams and Kraton, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Sherwin-Williams131402.72
Kraton11202.25

The Sherwin-Williams currently has a consensus target price of $737.8235, suggesting a potential upside of 11.87%. Kraton has a consensus target price of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than Kraton.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats Kraton on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) and Kraton (NYSE:KRA) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.6% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Ecolab shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kraton has a beta of 2.34, meaning that its share price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ecolab and Kraton, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ecolab110602.29
Kraton11202.25

Ecolab currently has a consensus target price of $205.3846, suggesting a potential upside of 0.40%. Kraton has a consensus target price of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. Given Ecolab's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ecolab is more favorable than Kraton.

Profitability

This table compares Ecolab and Kraton's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ecolab and Kraton's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ecolab$14.91 billion3.92$1.56 billion$5.8235.15
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Ecolab beats Kraton on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kraton has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kraton and International Flavors & Fragrances, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kraton11202.25
International Flavors & Fragrances04802.67

Kraton presently has a consensus price target of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus price target of $141.1167, suggesting a potential upside of 7.81%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Kraton.

Profitability

This table compares Kraton and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kraton and International Flavors & Fragrances' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.33$455.87 million$6.1721.21

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than International Flavors & Fragrances, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Kraton on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kraton has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kraton and Albemarle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kraton11202.25
Albemarle58802.14

Kraton presently has a consensus price target of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. Albemarle has a consensus price target of $119.3636, suggesting a potential downside of 15.65%. Given Albemarle's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Albemarle is more favorable than Kraton.

Profitability

This table compares Kraton and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kraton and Albemarle's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94
Albemarle$3.59 billion4.60$533.23 million$6.0423.43

Albemarle has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Albemarle beats Kraton on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Kraton and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kraton and Celanese's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94
Celanese$6.30 billion2.57$852 million$9.5314.88

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Celanese, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Kraton has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kraton and Celanese, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kraton11202.25
Celanese171202.55

Kraton presently has a consensus price target of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. Celanese has a consensus price target of $121.0526, suggesting a potential downside of 14.63%. Given Celanese's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Celanese is more favorable than Kraton.

Summary

Celanese beats Kraton on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) and RPM International (NYSE:RPM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Kraton and RPM International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kraton-14.37%3.40%1.10%
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kraton and RPM International's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kraton$1.80 billion0.67$51.31 million$2.9412.94
RPM International$5.51 billion1.90$304.39 million$3.0726.18

RPM International has higher revenue and earnings than Kraton. Kraton is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Kraton has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPM International has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.4% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of RPM International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Kraton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of RPM International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kraton and RPM International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kraton11202.25
RPM International05502.50

Kraton presently has a consensus price target of $21.20, suggesting a potential downside of 44.28%. RPM International has a consensus price target of $92.30, suggesting a potential upside of 14.84%. Given RPM International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RPM International is more favorable than Kraton.

Summary

RPM International beats Kraton on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kraton Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.4$659.56+2.1%$59.10 billion$17.90 billion32.55Insider Selling
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.3$204.57+1.8%$58.48 billion$14.91 billion-55.44Dividend Announcement
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.3$130.89+0.6%$32.56 billion$5.14 billion39.19Decrease in Short Interest
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$141.51+3.9%$16.50 billion$3.59 billion39.53Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.3$141.79+1.3%$16.19 billion$6.30 billion29.36
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.6$80.37+0.9%$10.46 billion$5.51 billion24.35Analyst Upgrade
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$84.52+1.3%$5.13 billion$2.33 billion-10.06
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.0$258.26+4.6%$4.61 billion$1.13 billion717.41Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$383.22+0.4%$4.19 billion$2.19 billion16.68Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.8$121.71+0.6%$3.94 billion$643.71 million47.73Analyst Report
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.0$59.25+0.5%$3.92 billion$1.96 billion282.14Ex-Dividend
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$74.03+0.8%$3.14 billion$1.32 billion46.56Decrease in Short Interest
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.2$55.53+2.3%$2.89 billion$2.90 billion25.24
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$120.28+0.6%$2.70 billion$1.86 billion23.58News Coverage
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$72.22+0.5%$2.44 billion$1.79 billion22.57
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
2.0$99.26+1.2%$2.44 billion$1.51 billion66.62
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.1$16.99+0.1%$1.40 billion$1.02 billion-283.12Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.43+5.1%$631.21 million$205.23 million5.55Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
2.0$11.07+2.5%$324.61 million$590.37 million-6.36
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$2.09+10.5%$152.77 million$119.35 million-0.82Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.79+5.9%$107.39 million$70.09 million-8.77Upcoming Earnings
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